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Name Bobby Robson
Gender Male
Ethnic xxxx
Job xxxx Football Coach
  England Head Coach
Desc Robson’s first move was to drop Kevin Keegan and his second was an uninspiring Euro 84 qualifier against an emerging Denmark side. Keegan reacted angrily: What upset me is the way I heard about it. I mean a 10p phone call from the FA is not a lot to ask. The dispute with Keegan would rumble during a topsy-turvy eight-year tenure


Org England National Team
Club as Player xxxx

2002 11 11 Retrieve

[Vieira drives Gunners back to top form] Arsenal are the best side at present - just,. There is a lot of ability and pace in the team. They have a lot of confidence, a lot of skill. If they concede a corner or a free-kick near goal they bring everybody back, opponents get sucked in and then they hit you on the break. They have the pace to do this.

2016 02 13 Retrieve

[on Jose Mourinho] Jose was a personable young man who was nominated to look after me because of his good English and strong background in football. He was a schoolteacher and his father had been a professional goalkeeper with Vitoria Setubal [Felix Mourinho was good enough to win international honours] and then general manager of the same club. Jose was to prove a marvellous asset, covering my back and looking after me while building up a good rapport with the players of the three clubs we have been at together. Whenever I needed his support he was there, even though it often meant putting himself in the firing line

2016 02 14 Retrieve

[on Jose Mourinho] He’d (scout Sporting Lisbon’s upcoming opponents and) come back and hand me a dossier that was absolutely first class. As good as anything I’d received. Here he was, in his early thirties, never been a player or a coach to speak of, giving me reports that were as good as anything I ever got.

2016 02 18 Retrieve

[Quotes on Paul Gascoigne] When Gazza was dribbling, he used to go through a minefield with his arm, a bit like you go through a supermarket

2016 03 24 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] He leads the attack with courage and quality. He’s a superb team player and an inspirational captain. As a player he is up there with the very best, with the Lofthouses, Lawtons, Linekers and any other great striker you care to mention

2020 03 31 Retrieve

[During his solitary season as Barcelona coach, Bobby Robson regularly used to ask himself] Do I need this in my life? Football here… is about power, about the necessity of winning. It’s about this city and about Catalonia. The army cannot be defeated